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Canadian Solar awarded 94MW of contracts for PV portfolio in Alberta
15 Feb 2019 at 10:10pm
Canadian Solar has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure for a 94MW PV portfolio in southeast Alberta, Canada. The projects hold an average contracted PPA price of US$36.27 per MWh.



Shell to acquire battery firm sonnen
15 Feb 2019 at 4:21pm
Shell is to acquire German battery storage manufacturer sonnen in a bid to accelerate its home energy services position.



Malawi utility plans 20MW in solar tenders as hydro generation wanes
15 Feb 2019 at 1:12pm
The state-owned Electricity Generation Company of Malawi (EGENCO) has called for expressions of interest for installation of a 10MW solar PV project at Nanjoka in Salima that can later be scaled to 20MW.



Hevel in 190MW double PV push in Russia, Kazakhstan
15 Feb 2019 at 12:50pm
Group lands deal to build 100MW worth of plants in southern Russia, securing a €56.2 million loan to develop a further 90MW in projects in Kazakhstan.



Malaysia issues its third 500MW solar tender
15 Feb 2019 at 12:20pm
The Energy Commission of Malaysia has released a tender for 500MWac of grid-connected large-scale solar projects to be developed on Peninsular Malaysia.



ROUND-UP: Middle East’s largest solar rooftop, B.Grimm’s 70MW on roofs, Ghana’s PPA-financed plant
15 Feb 2019 at 11:45am
Enerwhere and Etihad Esco near completion of Middle East's largest solar rooftop, B.Grimm unit going for 70MW of rooftop solar development, Kasapreko and CrossBoundary Energy commission 400kW Ghana solar plant.



EBRD, BSTDB finance new 57MW PV project in Ukraine
15 Feb 2019 at 5:17am
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) are set to finance a new solar plant set to be developed in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine.



‘First of a kind’ for the US: Utility to co-locate 30MW battery with 300MW wind, 50MW solar
14 Feb 2019 at 5:15pm
After China connected a huge battery to a project combining solar, wind and other generation sources, a US utility project has just been announced which will likewise combine solar and wind with a grid-scale battery.



JA Solar to target Middle East market for bifacial modules
14 Feb 2019 at 2:33pm
Module manufacturer JA Solar expects glass-glass bifacial modules to become the mainstay of the Middle East market.



India ROUND-UP: Uttarakhand eyes 200MW, Tata Hyderabad roofs, BIS extension, Maharashtra 138MW offer
14 Feb 2019 at 1:24pm
Uttarakhand tenders for 200MW, Maharashtra tenders 138MWac of solar near power stations, MNRE extends module self-certification deadline again, Tata Power Solar opens rooftop solar solution in Hyderabad.



Abu Dhabi launches 2GW tender
14 Feb 2019 at 1:09pm
The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) launched a 2GW solar tender in February.



Shell considers adding solar to onshore natural gas reserve in Australia
14 Feb 2019 at 1:03pm
Shell is pondering a 120MW solar PV project to be located on the land of its QGC onshore natural gas business in the Australian state of Queensland as part of its stated aim to reduce emissions from its own global operations.




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Sunpin Solar signs 75-MW PPA with Direct Energy Business
15 Feb 2019 at 7:30pm
by Billy Ludt
Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, and Direct Energy Business, an energy and energy-related services providers, announced a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of the recently completed ColGreen North Shore Power Plant. The renewable energy PPA covers the full 96.75-MWdc/74.8-MWac capacity of the solar project and will serve Direct Energy… The post Sunpin Solar signs 75-MW PPA with Direct Energy Business appeared first on Solar Power World.

Energy Impact Partners invests $20 million in Palmetto Clean Technology
15 Feb 2019 at 6:54pm
by Billy Ludt
Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an utility-backed energy investment firm, announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a solar and platform technology and fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products. “We are continually focused on reinventing the clean technology sector and bringing… The post Energy Impact Partners invests $20 million in Palmetto Clean Technology appeared first on Solar Power World.

Report finds new fracking projects would derail New Jersey’s clean energy goals
15 Feb 2019 at 3:14pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
A new report documents the devastating climate impacts if 12 new frack gas projects in New Jersey move forward with one completed in 2018, in stark contrast to Governor Murphy’s stated commitment and legal requirements to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report, “FIGHTING Climate Change in NJ: The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on… The post Report finds new fracking projects would derail New Jersey’s clean energy goals appeared first on Solar Power World.

Shell acquires sonnen to expand clean energy offerings
15 Feb 2019 at 2:36pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. “sonnen is one of the global leaders in… The post Shell acquires sonnen to expand clean energy offerings appeared first on Solar Power World.

Ameren Missouri releases plan to transition the state to a smart grid
15 Feb 2019 at 2:25pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Ameren Missouri announced this week the largest infrastructure upgrade plan in the company’s history. The Smart Energy Plan includes more than 2,000 electric projects over the next five years that will modernize the energy grid and enhance how customers receive and consume electricity for generations to come, all while keeping electric rates stable and predictable.… The post Ameren Missouri releases plan to transition the state to a smart grid appeared first on Solar Power World.

Poll: Conservative Ohio voters overwhelmingly support more clean energy
15 Feb 2019 at 1:40pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
In a poll released by the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum (OHCEF), conservative voters throughout the state overwhelmingly supported public policies that encourage greater production of renewable energy. Among the key findings: Two-thirds of Ohio conservatives believe that Ohio should diversify its energy generation portfolio by having at least half of Ohio’s energy come from renewable… The post Poll: Conservative Ohio voters overwhelmingly support more clean energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar advocates tell New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee to expand solar investment
14 Feb 2019 at 9:17pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
At a hearing today of the NYS Senate Majority and Environmental Conservation Committee on the Climate and Community Protections Act, leading renewable energy organizations Vote Solar, SEIA, NYSEIA and Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) testified about the need for New York to quickly expand its investment in solar power as part of… The post Solar advocates tell New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee to expand solar investment appeared first on Solar Power World.

Panasonic adds 10 new solar companies to its Premium Installer program
14 Feb 2019 at 9:07pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Panasonic Solar Group announced its cross-country expansion of the Panasonic Residential Solar Installer program with the addition of 10 Premium installers located across Panasonic’s three main regions. Over the past six months, Panasonic has promoted more than 16 installers across the country to premium status, enabling more homeowners access to the Panasonic Solar Modules HIT portfolio. Launched in the… The post Panasonic adds 10 new solar companies to its Premium Installer program appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nexamp completes a 2.6-MW New York community solar project
14 Feb 2019 at 7:15pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar developer Nexamp completed a 2.6-MW community solar project in Seneca, New York, its latest in the state, of which 1 MW will be used to provide no-cost solar subscriptions in New York State Electric and Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG) utility territory. Nexamp Seneca was one of nine projects awarded contracts last December under the first… The post Nexamp completes a 2.6-MW New York community solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Eight SolaX inverters certified for rapid shutdown with Tigo
14 Feb 2019 at 3:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Tigo Energy announced the new UL certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with SolaX Power, a leader in the development, production and distribution of solar inverters and battery storage. The eight SolaX inverters listed below were successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions: TS4-F (Fire Safety), TS4-O (Optimization), and TS4-L (Long Strings). Tigo… The post Eight SolaX inverters certified for rapid shutdown with Tigo appeared first on Solar Power World.

Encore Renewable Energy adds rooftop solar to UVM Medical Center in Vermont
14 Feb 2019 at 3:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Encore Renewable Energy announced the commissioning of a 198-kW solar array on the roof of the UVM Medical Center on Holly Court in Williston, Vermont. The project began generating solar electricity in December 2018. UVM Medical Center will receive net metering credits at a discount, along with a steady stream of lease revenue from an… The post Encore Renewable Energy adds rooftop solar to UVM Medical Center in Vermont appeared first on Solar Power World.

Bank of America Stadium and the Carolina Panthers are going green with POWERHOME Solar
14 Feb 2019 at 2:02pm
by Kelly Pickerel
POWERHOME Solar will begin installing solar panels on Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, within the next few weeks. These new panels will help reduce energy costs and the stadium’s carbon footprint. In 2018, the NFL joined the Green Sports Alliance to support sustainability efforts across the entire league. “Bank of America Stadium has… The post Bank of America Stadium and the Carolina Panthers are going green with POWERHOME Solar appeared first on Solar Power World.


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